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New Straits Times - - Sport - GABRIEL BARBOSA

game I sud­denly adopted a thought­less and in­ad­e­quate at­ti­tude by leav­ing the pitch be­fore the end of the game,” he said on his Face­book page.

“Once the heat of the mo­ment had died down, I re­alised, in calm­ness and with the sup­port of my fam­ily, that the in­ci­dent was un­sport­ing and con­tra­dicted my pro­fes­sional val­ues. “I recog­nise my mis­take and would like to reg­is­ter my sin­cere apolo­gies to all the In­ter fans who al­ways sup­ported me and to my team­mates.”

Gabriel, who made his pro­fes­sional de­but as a 16-year-old in 2013, emerged as one of Brazil’s great hopes dur­ing three sea­sons at Pele’s former club as he scored 57 goals and im­pressed with his pace, trick­ery, skill and clin­i­cal fin­ish­ing.

He scored on his Brazil de­but against Panama last year, went on to play at the Copa Cen­te­nario and won Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro with the Un­der-23 team.

Vec­chi said af­ter the game that he ex­pected the club to take ac­tion, although In­ter have not com­mented since. Reuters

I recog­nise my mis­take and would like to reg­is­ter my sin­cere apolo­gies to all the In­ter fans who al­ways sup­ported me and to my team­mates.

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